Patricia Tremaine passed away peacefully Monday, August 31, 2015 in Hudson, W I. Pat was born November 18, 1942 in Mauston, WI where she was raised in the historic Boorman house (now a museum). Pat received a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University where she studied teaching.
After initially teaching in small farm towns, Pat went on to teach literature and German for 30+ years at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI. There she taught thousands of students, always striving to create an interactive and fresh learning environment. In retirement, Pat found great satisfaction teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
Pat‘s son, Don Brandies, learned many things from his mother, including his passion for travel which Pat introduced to him at an early age, traveling extensively in the US and Europe.
Pat’s creativity shone through in her love of quilting and gardening, creating over 60 quilts and earning a Master Gardner certification. Her hobbies introduced her to many new friends, both in Waukesha and River Falls, WI, where she moved later in retirement.
With the help of her extended family and her wonderful friends, Pat faced her fight with pancreatic cancer with strength, grace and a healthy dose of German stubbornness. Patricia Tremaine was much loved, will be greatly missed, and is forever in our hearts.
She is survived by her son, Don Brandies; siblings, Suzanne Tremaine, John Lawrence Tremaine, Mary Tremaine, Dorothy Tremaine; nieces, nephews, and extended Tremain/e family.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve (Goetz) Tremaine.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church (211 E Division St.) in River Falls. Visitation was held on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home (502 3rd St.) in Hudson and on Saturday from 10-11 am at St. Bridget. Private family interment was at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Mauston, WI. Memorials in Patricia’s name may be designated to the International Crane Foundation (E11376 Shady Lane Road, Baraboo, WI 53913) or The Ice Age Trail Alliance (2110 Main St. Cross Plains, WI 53528) Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.